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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:34 AM

Unions pushing for pocketbook proposals from 2020 Democrats

LAS VEGAS (AP) Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist's dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation.

The candidates are spending too much time talking about esoteric issues like the Senate filibuster and the composition of the Supreme Court and not enough time speaking the language of workers, several union officials said. Those ideas may excite progressive activists, they said, but they risk alienating working-class voters.

"They've got to pay attention to kitchen-table economics," said Ted Pappageorge, president of the Las Vegas Culinary Union that represents 60,000 hotel and casino workers. "We don't quite see that."

Terry McGowan, president of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139, in Wisconsin, said many of the issues driving the 2020 primary so far are distractions.

Read more: https://www.americanpress.com/wire/unions-pushing-for-pocketbook-proposals-from-democrats/article_bb45e824-37d8-56e8-8a73-315333cd6af2.html
(Lake Charles American Press)

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:48 AM

1. They need to look a little harder then

The information is there if they spend the time and do their research.

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:51 AM

2. I agree with every word

And have been for a long time.

Voters are concerned with their lives and what is going wrong there.

They do not want to hear the idiocy of perceived hurts to every Special Interest that comes along.

They want a rebuilt infrastructure that has been neglected. That alone woud put millions to work giving good jobs, money poured into the Treasury. They want a strong jobs base.

If they insist on dividing more by listening to each faction, who wants a special favor, they will lose to the fools in the WhiteHouse and Congress.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:01 AM

3. Just heard

That Swing Voters want a return to calm and normal. Unfortunately that is President Barack Obama!

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